This past October of 2011, Henry Rollins published his most recent photojournalistic effort entitledOccupants [Chicago Review Press]. The 164-paged book rivetingly features raw and destitute documentation of his ventures throughout the world, but chiefly regions of the Orient such as: Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Mali, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Kuwait, Nepal, India, Saigon, China, Cambodia and North Vietnam, which took him two years to get an approved visa for as only about 100 Americans a year are granted access into North Vietnam. The timeline of this subversive archive spans from 2003 to 2010, primarily focusing on the later years.
In Occupants, Henry Rollins embosoms the calling for men, women and children to live a life that all humans deserve to live. He’s a beacon of benevolence and he’d probably make most Christians blush with his Jesus-like actions. His passion is larger than life and he wouldn’t stand for being a patsy for a second. He advocates a proof of the pudding mentality, he’s got a killer party line, “Life’s short. Have impact.,” and I’m positive he’ll go down in history as a man that came and conquered…(read full review here).